As Promised, here is the complete review of the LG KC 910. Ive mentioned most of this already in the Preview: LG KC910 post. But here i will explain in more detail.
The LG KC 910 may be considered as the improved version of the Viewty. A lot of new features have been added and a lot of mistakes were corrected. This LG Phonefalls in the same touch screen category as the Viewty. The main attraction of the LG Renoir, aside from the 3 inch touch screen display is the 8 mega pixel camera with advanced features such as smile and blink detection.
While some of the more prominent features of this phone are complete wireless connectivity such as HSDPA, Wi-Fi and GPS. DiVX and XVid recording and playback capability. An 8 mega pixel camera, an onscreen QWERTY keyboard and automatic screen rotation make it one of the best phones in the market today.
You guys may have noticed in the preview pictures and I may also have mentioned that the keys below the screen seemed a bit out of place and gave a “cheap” look. But once you have this phone in your hands you will know that the buttons below the screen only add to the beauty of the phone.
The dimensions of the phone are 107.8 x 55.9 x 14 mm. These are almost the same dimensions as of the LG KU 990 Viewty. The KC 910 is only 5mm taller. As this phone has been derived from the Viewty, it has almost the same feel as that of Viewty.
On the front of the phone we have the impressive 3 inch touch screen display, which takes almost all of the front face of the phone. The screen and the front of the phone have the same mirror finish as the Viewty had. Below the screen there exist 3 actual (non-touch) keys. These are the green call and the red call end key, along with a special menu key in the middle that opens up the application launcher and the task manager.
[smartads]Above the screen, there is a light sensor, that detects the light setting and accordingly adjusts the brightness of the phone, hence saving battery power. Besides the sensor is the video call camera that can be used when making video calls via 3G.
On the right side of the phone we have the volume up and down keys along with the camera shutter key. The shutter key also starts up the camera. Besides the camera shutter key is the image stabilization and lock key. On the left side of the phone we have the micro SD slot along with the USB port. The USB port is used to connect the data cable, the headset and the charger. The micro SD slot can support cards up to 8 GB. While on the back of the phone we have the all powerful 8 megapixel camera along with a powerful flash. The back of the phone is a beauty and its metal finish makes it all the more attractive.
The camera of the Renoir is an amazing 8 mega pixel camera with Schneider-Kreuznach optics. The camera also comes with a xenon flash thus making it an alternative to your professional cameras. The camera has a maximum resolution of 3264×2448 pixels, and the picture quality is stunning. The camera uses the entire 3 inch display as a viewfinder and the experience is wonderful.
The interface of the camera is the same as that of Viewty, except for a few additions. One of the most prominent feature of LG Renoir is the touch screen focus. All you have to do is point on the touch screen which object you want in focus and the KC 910 will make it so. Other features of the LG Renoir are face tracking. Though face tracking is a wonderful option, it only works when taking the picture of a single person. In group photos this option will not work.
Smile detection and blink detection have also been added to the Renoir. Smile detection will only take a picture if the person smiles, just like the advertised Sony cybershot cameras. However blink detection works differently, if during a snap a person blinks then after the shot has been taken, Renoir will warn you that a blink was detected.
Camera recording is as stunning as it was in the Viewty. It records in DivX 5 video codec thus the recorded videos will have excellent quality and will take very little space. Along with the standard VGA resolution at 40 frames per second, LG KC910 Renoir can record in a widescreen resolution of 640×384 at 30 frames per second, which is impressive no matter how you look at it. It can also record in high speed or slow motion in the QVGA resolution.
Display: TFT touchscreen, 256K colors, 240 x 400 pixels, 3.0 inches.
Network: 2G Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 190. 3G Network: HSDPA 210.
Battery: Standard battery, Li-Ion 1000mAh.
Size: 107.8 x 55.9 x 14 mm. Weight: 114 g.
Camera: 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, video(VGA 30fps, QVGA up to 120fps), xenon flash; secondary VGA videocall camera.
Features: SMS, EMS, MMS, Email, WAP 2.0/xHTML, pre-installed and download able Games.
Connectivity: GPRS: Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps, EDGE: Class 10, 236.8 kbps, 3G: HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps, Bluetooth: v2.0 with A2DP, USB: 2.0, WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
Memory: MicroSD card slot supporting up to 8 GB card.